• Nick Sorrentino

Campus (thought) police want students to report acts of 'bias'

The Political Correctness Police are out in force in Illinois. Literally. If identified by the Political Correctness Police students are subject to re-education.

(From The Washington Examiner)
So what is bias, according to the Bias Assessment and Response Team? They define it as “actions or expressions that are motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or perceived age, disability/ability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, race, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.”
Those reported for bias may be required to participate in mediation, “educational conversations,” or “resolution agreements” and may receive referrals to other offices at the school.

So if you're offended on the campus of the University of Illinois you can now call the cops. No way that will have a chilling effect on thought.

Seems pretty much the opposite of what a university should be encouraging. But that is the world in which we now live. Some people think the world must be bubble wrapped for them.

We suggest instead that if one finds the world offensive that one bubblewrap oneself. That seems more logical and more just.